Gambling News 05th November, 2015

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U.S. AND AUSTRALIAN TRADE ASSOCIATIONS TO UNITE AGAINST ILLEGAL ONLINE GAMBLING

05th November, 2015 at 15:57:46
But there are some pretty wild and unsubstantiated comments being thrown around.

Making the headlines in Australia is a statement by the trade association Clubs Australia that it is to partner with the American Gaming Association to "tackle illegal gambling websites", which Clubs executive director Anthony Ball claims have created a scenario analogous with the Wild West.

Full Story: U.s. And Australian Trade Associations To Unite Against Illegal Online Gambling »

I.G.T. GIVES ONLINE WHEEL OF FORTUNE GAME ANOTHER PUSH

05th November, 2015 at 15:57:46
Reprises marketing blurb on Triple Extreme Spin version of popular game.

International Game Technology issued a further marketing statement pushing its online, real-money version of the Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin this week, presumably to give more impetus to a game it launched earlier this year (see previous reports).

Full Story: I.g.t. Gives Online Wheel Of Fortune Game Another Push »

BRIT ARRESTED FOR GAMBLING AT SINGAPORE TENNIS TOURNAMENT

05th November, 2015 at 15:57:46
Local police arrest 20-year-old at venue.

Singapore police called to the Singapore Indoor Stadium at 10.20 pm one evening this week arrested a 20-year-old British man accused of illegal gambling under the Singapore Remote Gaming Act, presumably using a mobile device.

Full Story: Brit Arrested For Gambling At Singapore Tennis Tournament »

Y.T.D. FINANCIALS DIVE 20 PERCENT AT FORTUNA ENTERTAINMENT

05th November, 2015 at 11:35:34
Czech betting firm reports core profits declined to Euro 17.7 million.

The Czech online and retail gambling group Fortuna Entertainment has reported on its nine-month year-to-date results, revealing that EBITDA declined almost 20 percent to Euro 17.7 million, and warning that it expects a steeper decline in the final quarter of the year.

Full Story: Y.t.d. Financials Dive 20 Percent At Fortuna Entertainment »

AUSSIE VICTIMS OF ONLINE GAMBLING CONMAN SEEK ORDERS TO FREEZE ASSETS

05th November, 2015 at 11:35:34
Over 100 angry victims are chasing down Peter Foster's missing millions.

Over 100 Australian investors in an online gambling enterprise, who claim they were conned by entrepreneur Peter Foster, are pursuing what they believe to be his concealed millions, serving eight freezing orders this week worth A$10 million on Foster and his associates, who include his niece Arabella and a high profile lawyer.

Full Story: Aussie Victims Of Online Gambling Conman Seek Orders To Freeze Assets »

AUSTRALIAN BACK BENCHER PROPOSES NEW NATIONAL GAMBLING TAX

05th November, 2015 at 06:07:57
Victoria state National party Senator Bridget McKenzie also wants to prohibit Aussies from gambling with offshore firms.

The Guardian newspaper in Australia reports that Victoria state Senator Bridget McKenzie has proposed a new federal government national gambling tax and a ban on Aussie punters gambling with foreign operators who are unlicensed in the country.

Full Story: Australian Back Bencher Proposes New National Gambling Tax »